News personality Glenn Burns writes :
A STRANGE SIGNAL
The Parkes radio telescope in Australia has picked up a faint signal while observing Proxima Centauri, a star 4.25 light-years from Earth.
This star has at least two planets, one of which is a super-Earth that orbits in the star’s habitable zone — the region around a star where a planet with the right conditions could host liquid water on its surface.
The signal showed up during five 30-minute periods over several days, all while the telescope was pointing directly at Proxima. When the telescope was turned away from the star, the signal vanished. This is very promising!
We could have received a signal from another civilization…time will tell! We still have to figure out if it’s real and what it actually says!